Check this Final Fantasy 7 Remake (FF7 Remake, FF7R) boss guide on how to beat Eligor. Including moves, weakness, resistances, how to defeat on hard mode, & more!Check Out All Boss Fight List & Tips!
Eligor - Weakness & Resistance
Eligor - Boss Info & Stats
|Echo Mist||-||Bladed Staff|
Weaknesses & Resistances
|Immunities||Silence, Sleep, Slow, Proportional Damage|
How To Beat Eligor - Boss Fight Tips & Tricks
Steal Bladed Staff
Make sure you equip Steal Materia before the battle to steal Bladed Staff, an Aerith's weapon. This will be the only chance to get this weapon.
Physical Attacks On Wheel Bounces Back
Your physical attacks bounce back when you hit Eligor's sides. Make sure you attack him from the front or back!
Use Wind Magic To Flying Eligor
Although Eligor's weakness is Ice, make sure you equip Wind materia as well. Eligor floats above you and you can use Wind magic to fill his stagger gauge fast. You can also jump attack or use a Summon's ultimate attack to bring the floating Eligor down.
Use Ice Magic When Eligor Stops Moving
When Eligor is moving around, it's hard to hit using Ice magic. Wait till Eligor stops moving to cast Ice magic. Eligor stops when he is under pressure, or to cast his Winds ability.
Stagger Eligor By Breaking Wheels
From the middle of the battle, you will be able to target Eligor's wheels. By breaking both wheels, you can instantly stagger him.
Eligor Hard Mode Tips
Eligor Hard Mode Overview
- Burst down quickly with Arcane Ward/Blizzard in Phase 1
- Run around the container and avoid abilities in Phase 2
- Dispel his barrier/reflect and use Aero to bring him down
- Use Pray to heal
- In phase 3, summon Shiva
- Use Blizzard only when he stops moving
- Cripple his wheels to take him out
|Cloud||Weapon: Buster Sword|
Armor: Force Bracelet
Accessory: Champion Belt or Headband
|Aerith|| Weapon: Reinforced Staff|
Armor: Chain Bangle
Limit: Healing Wind
|Tifa|| Weapon: Purple Pain|
Armor: Cog Bangle
Accessory: Supernatural Wristguards
|Subversion||★★★||・Gives you access to Dispel, letting you remove Eligor's Barrier and Reflect|
|Ice||★★★||・Eligor is weak to ice, so this is a must have. Link with Elemental in Cloud's weapon|
|Elemental||★★★||・Link with Ice in Cloud's weapon|
|Prayer||★★★||・Useful on Tifa, as this is only one of 2 boss fights|
|HP Up||★★★||・Recommended to run at least one on each character, if not 2. Max HP is critical here.|
|Revival||★★★||・Recommended to run on at least 2 characters to be safe.|
|MP Up||★★★||・Recommended to run 2 on Aerith one on Cloud and Tifa|
|Shiva||★★★||・Eligor is weak to Ice, useful for phase 3|
|Time||★★・||・Hasting can be helpful in phase 2|
|Healing||★★・||・Only bring one on Aerith, as you won't be able to use it for most of the fight|
|Magnify||★・・||・Link with Healing on Aerith|
|Barrier||★・・||・Good to have to reduce damage taken|
Cannot Heal At All
In the second phase, Eligor will place Reflect on your entire party, making your heals on yourself completely ineffective. We were unable to determine any way to remove this buff, so basically you'll have to go the rest of the fight without using Cure spells.
Prayer Still Works!
However, the Command Materia Prayer still seems to work! We equipped this on Tifa and were able to heal. As you can see, with Max level Prayer for 2 ATB you'll only heal ~1700 for each character, so it's not much, but it's better than nothing. It's possible that Chakra might also work, but we have not confirmed that yet.
Puts Up Barrier And Reflect
Eligor will put up Barrier and Reflect when he takes to the skies in phase 2! Do not use spells on him until you've taken down the barrier with Dispel or it has worn off!
Run Around And Buy Time
You can take your time during this phase. The container Eligor so kindly placed in the middle will be your friend here, so just circle around it to avoid Eligor's Javelin and his Piercing Gaze!
Arcane Ward + Blizzard
As usual, the Arcane Ward + magic combo works here. In the first phase use it to stagger him right away. In Phase 3, however, only use it when Eligor stops running around, as it's easy for the Blizzard projectile to miss!
Cripple The Wheels In Phase 3
Taking out the wheels will do damage to Eligor and fill up his stagger bar. We saved Tifa and Cloud's Limits just for this, used them on the wheels, and were able to secure a kill. Burn him as fast as you can in phase 3, as you still won't be able to heal by conventional means.
For defeating Eligor on hard mode, you'll get Way of the Fist Vol. VIII, which gives SP to Tifa.Check Out The Location Of All Manuscripts Here!